Two most expected translator conferences in 2012

The 2012 dates of two established annual events for freelance translators are now announced.‘s international conferences have been around since 2004, and have been taking place at different locations almost every year since then.  In fact, one of the most successful conferences from this series took place in Budapest in 2007…  organized single-handedly by this freelance translator 🙂

Next year’s conference will be held in Barcelona on the June 9/10 weekend.  Registration is likely to open soon, but even now you can sign up for the mailing list.  Conference program and participation fees are likely to be posted in the near future.  Usually a great international bunch of 250 to 300 freelance translators gather for these informative and fun-packed events.

Kilgray, the Hungarian developer of the up-and-coming CAT tool MemoQ, have also been organizing their own ‘user conferences’ in the past few years in Budapest. The 2012 event, called MemoQFest, will take place between 9 and 11 May (Wednesday to Friday).  In addition to learning about new features of their tool, as well as industry trends, every night there’s also some fun event waiting for the unsuspecting participant. To quote the event’s website, if you do not want to miss anything, consider booking your trip from Monday till Sunday (7-13. May, 2011).

Last year’s MemoQFest attracted some 200 international participants. With MemoQ’s fast-paced growth in the CAT tool market, that number is likely to be significantly higher this time around.

Both events are likely to attract mostly European participants, but experience suggests that up to 10% come from further afield.  Save the dates now!




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